Borussia Dortmund Has Identified Former Manchester United Player As Jadon Sancho's Replacement

Having qualified for next season Champions League, Manchester United are expected to make an offer for the England international and Borussia Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho in the coming days, and the German club are expected to look for his replacement.

Dortmund are reportedly considering a move for former Manchester United player Memphis Depay if Jadon Sancho leave for Old Trafford.

Sancho is known to be the No.1 target for the Red Devils this summer, and although the two clubs have yet to agree on fees, the 20-year-old is likely to become a United player in the near future.

However, a lot may depend on whether Dortmund can find a suitable replacement, and according to the German publication Bild via Sports Central, Depay is one of the options they are considering.

The Dutch forward was signed by United in 2015 but has never been able to develop his full potential. Two years later, he was sold to Lyon after just seven goals in 53 games.

Since then, however, his form has improved and he has played in Ligue 1 this season, scoring nine goals and providing two assists before the league was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic.

He would likely cost around £40million, but given that Dortmund are likely to receive huge fees for Sancho, that shouldn't prove to be a stumbling block.

However, they might face competition from the likes of Arsenal who have also been linked with his signature.

In the meantime, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has refused to rule out the sale of Sancho, but hopes the player will stay in Germany for at least a year.

As cited by Sports Central, Zorc said: "Jadon is an outstanding footballer. "With his age he has a quota of goal participations that I have never seen before. "I would be glad if he stayed with us this season. And he also has a contract!

Sancho is reportedly very interested in returning to Manchester, although he is also open to the current difficult financial situation due to the coronavirus.